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I’m a gentile living in UK, a person who has chosen to take upon himself the responsibility God has given to all gentiles. God is the greatest aspect of my life and He has blessed me with a family.

I used to be a christian, but I learnt the errors of my ways.

I love music. I love to play it on the instruments I can play, I love to close my eyes and feel the groove of it. I wrote my songs when I was single and not so happy and since I’ve been married, I haven’t written as much. I guess that shows how happy and blessed I am.

What else is there?

21 Comments

  1. Daniel

    Just discovered your site.
    Myself, a Noahide in Canada.

    You’ve done a good amount of thinking things through, it looks like!

    Is your wife of the Noahide persuasion herself?
    Do you know any others there?

    From searching once online for anyone near to me who might identify as a Noahide, I met a fellow who lived… get this… in the flat right above me!!!
    (Actually, the one next to it, but just as mind-blowing.)

    He’s since left town, for graduate studies in Toronto.

    Anyways, hopefully you can write back. It would be good for me to be more connected with others.

    Be well.
    Daniel.

    • Nice to meet you. Yeah, I take the things that I’m into seriously. May get it wrong a lot of times, but hey, it’s a journey. That word “noahide” …. hmmm … My wife is a christian but we have a great relationship. All the people I know that know of the seven laws are online, even the few I know from the UK. For me, it’s not so much about the knowledge of the seven laws that matters (although that’s important) but the lifestyle that accords with it. So there are a fair amount of Gentiles I can get along with. I think I wrote an article on finding a Noahide community. See if you can find it, see what you think!

      Yes, it’s great to be connected with other Gentiles that know of the Seven Laws. There are a fair amount of groups in Facebook if you want to take a look. I’ll name a few if you want.

      It’s a pleasure meeting you and thanks for finding the time to drop me a message. All the best to you and yours.

      David

  2. Pat

    Hi David
    I just recently found your site and it truly is a blessing from Hashem. I’m an ex-Christian in the UK. Over the past few years I’ve extricated myself from the 20+ years hold Christianity has had over me. Tovia Singer, of Outreach Judaism, has greatly encouraged and supported me via his free website audios and YouTube videos. He’s a fantastic teacher who is so very knowledgeable. I’m now eagerly working my way through your blogs. It’s good to have found you. May Hashem bless you.
    Pat

    • It’s a pleasure to meet you. It’s nice to meet another ex-christian in the UK that respects God. Congratulations on your extrication. It’s not an easy thing and it won’t be easy afterwards, but it is fulfilling. Tovia Singer helped me too although I’ve never corresponded with him, but listening to his works was very helpful. I hope my words are useful to you, and that you test them in order to enable yourself to grow. Thanks for contacting me and I wish you the very best. May God lead us both to his truth.

  3. Mr Michael Mosley

    Greetings David,

    I am a ex Christian having found God in 2013. I found God after a vision whilst walking,and thinking all believers here In the UK convert to Christianity. When finding God,I joined my local C of E Church,where I was Introduced to the Gospels of Jesus Christ as the triune God & the New Testament. However as God & the Old Testament made sense to me and felt like the missing part of my life, and so naturaly,instinctively true,I had much difficulty and lack of convincing belief in Jesus as the Messiah. It just did not sit comfortable with me at all.Am I alone in feeling instincts that dont seem right? I had the same Instincts whilst In Iraq whwn I served with the British Army,which kept me alive and my fellow Soldier brothers alive.

    A couple of weeks ago I decided to stop going to the C of E Church and their Bible study. I wondered aimlessly on the internet looking for groups here in the UK that believe in God,but not in Jesus as the messiah,triune God.All I got was Judaism,until today. I have just found details about Noahides.

    As I am new to Noahide,please can you help me about being Noahide,Noahide living,beliefs,details,groups,information on UK Noahides,books,websites,meetings
    etc ? Thank You. Please stay In touch.. Kind Regards, Michael

    • Hi, I can’t give you all this information all at once so at least I’ll give you the basics of what I know.

      According to Jewish tradition (hinted at in the Jewish Bible [i.e., the so called “old testament”] and explicitly codified in the oral tradition), there are two main sets of people in the world: the nations on a whole, and separately the Jews. Every human has an obligation to God as his/her Creator. The Jews have a set of laws and so do the other nations of the world. In Jewish tradition, non-Jews on a whole are called “descendants of Noah”. I just use the terms “non-Jew” and “Gentile” and I do not use the word “Noahide” due to its ambiguity.

      According to Jewish tradition, God obligates all Gentiles to seven basic commandments: prohibitions against injustice (also known as the command to set up righteous courts), blasphemy, idolatry, sex with forbidden partners, murder, theft and eating meat taken from an animal whilst it was alive.

      Based on this, are you still interested in learning more? Feel free to ask me specific questions, a few at a time, and I’ll do my best to answer.

      Regards,
      David

  4. Greetings David,

    Thank You for the reply,appreciated. Can you recommend a particular english translation Jewish Bible (OT) to read/study regarding us Gentiles ? Also can you recommend any particular basic books on the subject to get me started please?– I notice a book the asknoah website called “The Divine Code” by Rabbi Moshe Weine. Also I heard mentioned books by Alan Cecil .

    Thank You again David,I appreciate you help.

    Kind regards, Michael.

    • If you are not going to learn Hebrew (although it may be recommended that you do), then I use any of the translations of the Jewish Bible put forward by Orthodox Jews. The JPS 1917, the Artscroll Tanach (or Stone’s Edition Tanach). You can go to the artscroll website, http://www.artscroll.com. I would recommended Alan Cecil’s book “Secular by Design” which goes into the wide scope of the seven laws (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Secular-Design-Philosophy-Noahide-Observances/dp/0977988538).

      Although I’m happy to recommend books, it’s best to read them with a critical mind. As a basis for any of these books, it’s important that you get a good grasp of the five books of Moses, either from the Hebrew or using an english translation done by Orthodox Jews, such as Artscroll Chumash or Hertz’s Pentateuch. Read it the supplied commentaries or read it with Rashi’s commentary. There’s an online version available on http://www.chabad.org. The Hebrew version is available online at http://www.mechon-mamre.org. Also I’d recommend that you read the Talmud tractate Sanhedrin folios 56a-60b as this contains a good amount of the basic details of the Seven Laws. There is a version available online at http://www.halakhah.com which has some commentary. A great book to buy that has this is Schottenstein’s translation and commentary of the Talmud. At this link http://www.artscroll.com/Books/9781422604670.html you can get it for about $11 (just add the postage and packaging). It’s Schottenstein Travel Ed Talmud – English [48A] – Sanhedrin 2A (42b-64b). The commentary is excellent. See if you can find Hirsch’s Psalms and Terumath Tzvi by Rabbi Samson Raphael Hirsch as these are great for a general outlook on the nations and our governments which relates our law of Dinim or Courts (or the prohibition against injustice).

      It’s important to get a basic understanding of the Seven Commandments. Once you have that, then you can check out and learn from the modern books by looking at them more critically, asking yourself “is what this writer says actually a commandment from God to non-Jews or is it something that is good for decent behaviour but not a divine command?” There are books like The Seven Laws of Noah by Aaron Lichtenstein, Guide for the Noahide by Mori Michael Shelomo bar-Ron. There’s a free online book called “Torah for Gentiles” by Elisheva Barre. If you want a copy of this, I’ll be happy to send you the files that I have of it. Excellent book. You can check out the sections in Rambam’s Mishneh Torah that speak of the Seven Commandments overtly, namely chapters 8-10 from this link. http://www.chabad.org/library/article_cdo/aid/1188343/jewish/Melachim-uMilchamot.htm. You can then check out the Divine Code by Rabbi Moshe Weiner. After getting a good foundation of the basics, you’ll be more able to judge what are additional principles to be a decent person and what are the core elements of the Seven Laws.

      A very useful audio series can be found http://www.mesora.org/audio/ under Noachide Philosophy and Rabbi Chait, there is a 32 part mp3 series called “Seven Noachide Laws.” Very useful.

      There is other stuff out there, but these are the resources I feel an affinity to. I hope this is helpful to you and not too much.

      • Do you still have a copy of “Torah for Gentiles” available?

      • Unfortunately I don’t. It’s a great book which I love but the author has asked that I not share it. So, in accordance to her wishes, I won’t share the book. But I have her email address, I think. So if you want, I can contact her on your behalf and let her know about your interest in her book. Would you like me to do that for you?

      • Yes, I would like that.

      • I’ve sent her an email on your behalf.

      • Hey, go to this webpage. http://www.leavingjesus.net/TC/TorahCreation/feedback.htm

        It has my email address in it. Send me an email and I’ll share Elisheva Barre’s email address with you. She gave her consent for me to give you her email address.

  5. Greetings David,

    THANK YOU very much for all that Information and all the links. Very very helpful,Im off work for a few days,so will take a look at the links and order some of the Books. I am very grateful for all your help and assistance. Kind Regards, Michael

    • All the best on your journey

  6. mo

    hey, just found this blog today. i’m a believing gentile aswell,but from a muslim background, and i’m a teenager. nice to meet you guys! oh and i live in canada…

  7. yiska04

    Greatings,

    In your article about Noahides and Torah Study (https://hesedyahu.wordpress.com/2013/09/27/noahides-and-torah-study/), you said : “As the Rebbe put it (…)”. Where does it come from? Is it from Hitva’adut 5748 [1988] vol. 4 p. 39. you mentionned at the end of the article?

    Thanks!

    • I believe so, but I’ve been trying to track down the quote

  8. Wanted to write you to ask you of other Noahide blogs (but not those catering to Noahides), but your email is inaccessible. Can you perhaps add a few of these in reply to me? Thanks!

    • I don’t understand. “Noahide” blogs that don’t cater to “noahides?” I’m not sure what you’re asking for.

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